From 'rights-based' to 'rights-framed' approaches: a social constructionist view of human rights practice

Miller, Hannah (2011) From 'rights-based' to 'rights-framed' approaches: a social constructionist view of human rights practice. In: Hynes, P. , Lamb, M. , Short, D. and Waites, M., (eds.) Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 105-121. ISBN 9780415617970

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Abstract

Since the mid-1990s, the dominant way in which a human rights discourse and practice has been formally embedded within international development NGOs' campaigns has been through what is referred to as 'rights-based approaches'. Premised on a social constructionist view of human rights practice and reflecting on the findings of a recent research project, this contribution challenges the dominance of such approaches. It does this by offering a new framework for establishing an alternative approach, identified here as 'rights-framed approaches'. The discussion concludes by highlighting some opportunities sociological research has to offer the re-theorisation of existing human rights campaign practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Key contributions to the area of the sociology of human rights
Uncontrolled Keywords: rights-based; rights-framed; social constructionist; campaigns; NGOs
Research Area: Politics and international studies
Sociology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Economics, History and Politics (from November 2012)
Depositing User: Hannah Miller
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 16:22
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 16:22
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/30705

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